Just plain old boring

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Sub-Human, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Got out of the Vault and walked into a firefight. Took cover and waited for it to end. The gunfire died down and the survivors casually walked over to a graveyard, paying zero attention to an armed guy in a bright, blue jumpsuit.

    'Hi'. That's as far as the conversation goes. After stepping out into a wasteland and witnessing a literal massacre, my character has no questions to ask.

    I gave up shortly after being tasked to clear out a town from raiders with zero incentive or explanation. The writing in this game is even more boring than I imagined.
     
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  2. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 A Smooth-Skin

    697
    Jul 9, 2015
    If the Corvega raiders were causing trouble for more than that one squat in the middle of nowhere, that would be more incentive to clean the place out. As it stands, when I last ended my game, which was after sniping several of them off the walkways of that factory, I had to wonder what I was doing there. Especially as the main quest has given me no substantive motivation to pursue it.I wonder, why does Bethesda write plots that grind against the draw of the games they make?
     
  3. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well, you did bring this upon yourself by providing bethesda a paycheck even after knowing and doing threads about fallout 3 experience. The only reasonable explanation here, is that you are a masochist.
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Mass-audience game development (as opposed to niche audience) seems to share a lot in common with mass food preparation ~as opposed to local and/or home cooking.

    What you get in the AAA world is highly decorated trendy fare ~that is typically spiced like stuff from the food court at a shopping mall. :yuck:

    Around here [Southern Louisiana ~presently] we call it 'tourist food'.
     
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  5. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

    889
    Jul 2, 2015
    I'm pretty sure that a lot of people operate on the algorithm "see something, kill something" when playing modern AAA video games. The model for playing a Bethesda game is apparently supposed to be-

    1) Oh hey, a cave/building/whatever, I wonder what's in there.
    2) Kill everything that stands between you and finding out what's in there.
    3) Repeat ad nauseum.
     
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  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Same here, it's pretty shitty.
     
  7. randy Mc rupp

    randy Mc rupp INTERNET HATE MACHINE

    159
    May 6, 2007
    You don't even have to clear out the factory. You only have to kill the boss. Then you'll get the quest marked as done.
     
  8. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Logic. In the Khan camp (FO1) you have to kill the majority if not everyone to represent your crusade against them. Otherwise they just reform.
     
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  9. SomeRandomDave

    SomeRandomDave "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!"

    22
    Oct 14, 2015
    Yeah, I have to admit I'm getting pretty bored of Fallout 4. There's no motivation for me to keep playing, everything feels like more of a chore. Plus, there's almost no freedom of choice anymore. You can't even be bad because all the "good" characters are invincible and get up 5 seconds after gunning them down. I remember being able to wipe out entire towns in the other games if I wanted to. You're playing the character that Bethesda made for you, that's it, the only difference is name and appearance. This has to do largely with the voiced protagonist. It's pretty sad considering I played Fallout 3 until my disc burnt out and I had to get the GotY edition haha. I feel cheated in a way.

    EDIT: Oh, and that whole settlement system is bullshit... From the trailers I thought I was going to be building my own house or something and I was like, "okay, cool". But no, you're expected to take care of like dozens of people at once, building water purifiers and crops and shit... Come on yo, this isn't Farmville lol
     
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  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Is it fair to say that Fallout 4 is like Old World Blues (which I'm currently playing) except without the humor and dark rich backstory?
     
  11. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Hmm? I would disagree, Old World Blues was good. Fallout 4 isn't.
     
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  12. SomeRandomDave

    SomeRandomDave "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!"

    22
    Oct 14, 2015
    Not exactly. In Old World Blues, New Vegas to be exact, the dialogue choices you made actually felt like they had an impact on the environment and story. In Fallout 4, you're playing a completely scripted character (due to the voice-over) who only has a limited amount of lines to say, most of which being complex yeses or noes. In fact the, 4 feels entirely scripted to me. For example, the whole thing where right after the Vault-Tech representative leaves, the nuclear bombings begin. Coincidence much?
     
  13. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    It's called suspension of belief, or game (non)logic.
     
  14. SomeRandomDave

    SomeRandomDave "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!"

    22
    Oct 14, 2015
    Let's just go with game logic, haha.
     
  15. benwade

    benwade First time out of the vault

    48
    Nov 16, 2015
    The amount of character reaction to stuff is just pitiful. How they refuse to take notes from previous games boggles my mind.
     
  16. SomeRandomDave

    SomeRandomDave "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!"

    22
    Oct 14, 2015
    They didn't refuse to take notes, they simply ignored the entire process. They knew that if they hyped the shit out of it, which they certainly did, people would gobble it up and fall for the trap. lol It's pretty sad when you start noticing reused assets constantly.
     
  17. benwade

    benwade First time out of the vault

    48
    Nov 16, 2015
    I really want to meet the team and ask them questions.

    1. Is this really what you wanted?
    2. Why did you do this?
    3. Are you fans of the first 2 Fallout games? What did you think about New Vegas?
    4. What worked perfectly in Fallout 3, and what needed work, in your opinions?

    ....etc.
     
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  18. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The only response... no comment.
     
  19. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I meant mostly with fetch quests galore, enemies spawning all over the place, repetitive loot and random bosses for the sake of random bosses.
     
  20. SomeRandomDave

    SomeRandomDave "You're S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!"

    22
    Oct 14, 2015
    Yeah, basically, lol. When the Mirelurk Queen showed up in that one quest I was like, "what?", there were no musical cues whatsoever, no build-up, it was just there. haha